Use Your Gratitude

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” ~ William Arthur Ward

The expression of gratitude for blessings received keeps alive the awareness of who I am and where I came from. ~ Overeaters Anonymous. For Today (Kindle Locations 3156-3157).

Have you ever kept a gratitude journal?
If you do now…or if you don’t…
what are you grateful for today?
I’m glad I asked God for Abstinence today
as well as for the courage to accept it.
As I write this at the end of the day,
I am grateful that He did and I did.
I’m grateful an old dog who yesterday
I needed to lift, to move to a rug
so he had the traction to stand,
today stood up on the tile without assistance
and has prowled the yard and the house today in health.
I’m glad I made a commitment about a week ago
to read more Recovery literature and
that of my faith and that
I’ve done it as I committed.
I’m glad for a pleasant day
and the support of family, friends
and my Higher Power.
I’m grateful a sore from last night has improved.
I’m grateful for a phone conversation
with good news about two of my friends.
I’m glad people moved our group’s materials
to our new location. I’m grateful I can post this poem
and that we have now for 2395 days in a row.